"With the fast-growing amount of 3D content becoming available, these are clearly the right projectors at the right time for just about any organization's presentation needs. The new XG-PH80 Series projectors provide outstanding performance and image quality," says Les Burger, senior product planning manager for professional projectors at Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America.
The XG-PH80 Series includes the XG-PH80W-N (5600 lumens, HD-compatible WXGA native resolution) and XG-PH80X-N (6300 lumens, XGA native resolution) models, which incorporate DLP Link technology for high-quality 3D output from a single projector. Both models offer 3D support for 60Hz and 120Hz XGA (1024 x 768) and SVGA (800 x 600) sources. The XG-PH80W-N also offers support for 60Hz and 120Hz WXGA (1280 x 720) sources. When not being used for 3D projection, both models offer compatibility with traditional 2D sources.
The new models feature an intelligent dual-lamp design, which gives users the flexibility to choose single- or dual-lamp projection, as well as standard brightness or "Eco+Quiet" mode projection. The dual-lamp system provides extra reliability; if one lamp should fail, the playback performance can be maintained by using the other lamp without interruption.
Through a sealed DLP chip with a user-interchangeable color wheel, the user has the option to use either a 4-segment color wheel for the highest brightness or the optional BrilliantColor AN-PH80CW color wheel for video applications where color accuracy is paramount.
The DLP chip in the XG-PH80W-N incorporates more than 1 million micromirrors, and the XG-PH80X-N's DLP chip contains close to 800,000 micromirrors. Via DynamicBlack technology, the black levels are dramatically presented, providing incredible detail in dark scenes with virtually no noise or loss of brightness and a contrast ratio of up to 2100:1.
The new XG-PH80 Series also offer five lens options which make these Sharp models flexible projection solutions with 1.3 to 8.3 throw ratios. Additional features include Web browser control, remote access for control and adjustment, PJLink capability, diagnosis, and email alert.
The new models also offer flexible installation with extensive security features and a three-year parts and labor limited warranty with 24-hour turnaround express repair support. This maintenance package includes a 90-day warranty on the user-replaceable projection lamps.
The XG-PH80W-N will be available in June and the XG-PH80X-N will be available in July through Sharp authorized dealers and value-added resellers. Both models have a suggested list price of $6,550 without lens, and five high-quality lens options will available for each.